Do People Change?

It’s a good question. One I have heard many times in my life. Usually after somebody does something no one approves of. Yet, regardless of the situation, the question remains the same. Do people change? The answer is simple – yes. Yes, people are changing all the time. I know most disagree with this statement.Continue reading “Do People Change?”


I have discovered many things recently. The very first is I love the bed and breakfast we stayed in for our anniversary. It is an inventive idea for a bed and breakfast type place. The rooms are actual cabooses. That’s right, railroad cabooses. These cabooses are outfitted in different themes. We have stayed in threeContinue reading “Discoveries”


Recently, as in last weekend; my wife and I took off for Tucson, Arizona for a wedding. The timing of the wedding was such that it coincided with our need to get away. Both my Wifesty and I suffer from the need to travel. Yes, I said suffer. My Wifesty, Yvonne, and I both haveContinue reading “Traveling”


Where would our country be without volunteers? Volunteers and volunteerism is something I didn’t even realize existed in the world around me. I mean I kind of did when I caught the Jerry Lewis telethon, but I didn’t think about it. Which is a shame because what telethon or fundraiser can exist without volunteers? WithoutContinue reading “Volunteerism”

Back It Up!

That’s right. I am anal when it comes to backing up my work. Anal to the point of being a worrisome wort on an overzealous pig. Now why would I describe this portion of myself like this? Well, it is because I once didn’t back up my work and lost it. Yep, lost it –Continue reading “Back It Up!”

Is the Weather Important in a Story?

Yes indeed, I said it. It’s hot here in Sacramento. I mean triple digits for days on end. We get excited when the forecast shows 98 or even 95. It is an unrelenting heat. We get maybe from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. where the weather is tolerable. After that the house just sucks upContinue reading “Is the Weather Important in a Story?”

A Retreat

We just recently returned from a delightfully surprising retreat meant as a birthday gift for my wife Yvonne. Now I say delightfully surprising because it did not go as I thought it would. Or as we planned. The retreat was a Yoga retreat sponsored by Spotted Dog Yoga at the Lazy R Ranch about anContinue reading “A Retreat”

Character Happiness

Happiness What makes you happy? I mean it. What makes you happy? I’m not looking for the standard answers you think I want to hear. I’m looking for the answers you keep hidden deep inside. The place where only you know what it is that makes you the happiest. I’m not interested because I amContinue reading “Character Happiness”

Freaks, Weirdos, Bigots, and Liars

Interesting selection, isn’t it? All adjectives, nouns, or verbs depending on their usage. Let’s start with Freaks. Its usage has fallen into the abyss of politically correct non-usage. The term is considered an insult by all who use it. Yet, for some it was and is a badge of honor. Those who worked in theContinue reading “Freaks, Weirdos, Bigots, and Liars”

Contracts & Handshakes

We at The Pyrateheart Press like contracts. It makes things so much easier between us and our authors. Having said that, I must inform you several of our authors operate under a handshake deal. Those authors in my original writing circle have been offered a written contract but most have opted to maintain our agreementsContinue reading “Contracts & Handshakes”